Male grooming ingredients go beyond shaving

28-Nov-2014

John Woodruff looks at anti-ageing, toning and anti-hair loss actives suitable for the men's market

This author’s first laboratory experience was that of working on a range of male grooming products in the early 1960s. It included hair cream, shave cream, aftershave lotion, shower gel, deodorant stick and talc. There was also an aerosol shave foam and a pre-shave lotion for those who preferred an electric razor. Anything else that was needed could be found among the lotions and potions used by one’s mother or wife, according to age and circumstances. Although the products have no doubt improved over the years, the basic product range seems little altered, with changes in fashion seemingly restricted to length of hair and facial fuzz.

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